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Tue Aug 14, 2018, 11:16 PM Aug 2018

Connecticut Is Ready To Make History

Jahana Hayes wins the Democratic primary for 5th district defeating Mary Glassman Tuesday night.
(John Woike / Hartford Courant)

By Daniela Altimari, Rebecca Lurye and Dave Altimari•Contact Reporters

August 14, 2018, 9:20 PM

Jahana Hayes, the daughter of a drug addict who grew up in public housing, won the Democratic nomination for the open 5th Congressional District seat Tuesday night, bringing her closer to becoming the first black Democrat from New England to win a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Hayes, the former National Teacher of the Year who had never run for office before, defeated Mary Glassman, a veteran politician with a long history in government. Hayes will face former Meriden Mayor Manny Santos, the winner of a three-way Republican primary, in November. Santos has struggled to raise money and the district is viewed by most political observers as likely Democratic.

Full article: http://www.courant.com/politics/elections/hc-pol-connecticut-fifth-district-primary-jahana-hayes-mary-glassman-20180813-story.html
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Connecticut Is Ready To Make History (Original Post) spicysista Aug 2018 OP
Jahana rocks! RandySF Aug 2018 #1
Hay Connecticut! I miss you guys bad. 💓 sprinkleeninow Aug 2018 #2
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